Come on stage with Young Company!

Young Company is OCT’s year-round student production program. Young actors will love taking to the stage as they work alongside their directors, adult actors, and technical staff, working to bring productions of full-sized adventure to life.

Through a diverse and exciting production season, Young Company offers countless opportunities for children and teens to experience the excitement of the theatre as they hone their craft, develop new skills, overcome challenges, and make new friends in a safe and encouraging production environment.

This season Young Company is presenting seven exciting productions, including three productions: 'Night of the Living Dead,' 'Treasure Island' and 'Beauty and the Beast' which are also part of our regular professional season.

Get Involved

Become a Cast Member

Come on stage with us as a member of our cast in a fully realized play or musical! Each Young Company show offers a range of great roles for young actors of all ages and experiences. When you join Young Company you'll have the opportunity to work alongside dedicated professionals.
 

How to Sign Up

Step 1: Explore our season

We're excited to present a diverse range of shows that offers multiple opportunities for young actors of all ages and experience. Find the show that is right for you by exploring the production descriptions above. Make sure to pay careful attention to the rehearsal and performance requirements of each show.

Step 2: Audition

Prepare for your audition by finding a monologue and songs that allow you to demonstrate your range. Remember, all audition material needs to be memorized, so make sure you practice at home. If no audition is required then skip this step. For shows that require auditions, we'll be in touch shortly after the audition process to help you sign up. If no audition is required, you're free to go ahead and sign up once enrollment opens up.

Step 3: Sign Up

Once you have completed any required auditions and made sure that you are able to commit to the production schedule it's time to sign up. For most shows, you'll be able to sign up online, by phone at (405) 606-7003, or in person. Please note that all shows have maximum cast sizes, so it's important to sign up as early as possible. Regular enrollment policies apply for all Young Company productions.

Treasure Island

Based on the classic adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. An unforgettable tale of the high-seas that follows a young Jim Hawkins who a treasure map in a pirate's sea chest. On his unforgettable expedition to recover the fortune of gold, Jim face's the fight of his life again the treacherous Long John Silver.

This 3-Week production camp is part of our 2018 Summer Camps.  This production is also part of our regular season and features an extended run. With an intensive rehearsal period, this show is better suited to more experiences and serious young actors.

Rehearsals Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 4:00pm
June 3rd – 21st
Part of our 2019 Summer Camps
Performance Dates June 19th: 10am & 7pm
June 20th & 21st: 10am
June 22nd & 23rd: 2pm
Cast Size 14 - 18 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 10 – 16. Limited roles for younger cast members. Younger cast members may audition, but are unlikely to be accepted. Show will include adult actors in some principal roles.
Audition Information Auditions are required for this production. The audition will be held April 6, 10:00 am at Oklahoma Children's Theatre main building. Actors will need to prepare a 1-2 minute long memorized monologue.
Sign Up Information Enrollment opens Feb 15th. Visit www.summercamps.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org to sign up, or call (405) 606-7003

Peter Pan

Based on the classic tale by J.M. Barrie. Peter and his magical fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the Darling nursery one night and with a sprinkle of pixie dust, invite the darling children on a magical journey none of them will ever forget.

This 2-Week production camp is part of our 2018 Summer Camps. It's a great option for young and older actors and for those that can't make the commitment to the 3-week show.

Rehearsals Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 4:00pm
June 10th – 21st
Part of our 2019 Summer Camps
Performance Dates June 21st & 22nd: 7pm
Cast Size 13 - 20 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 7 – 16.
Audition Information Auditions are not required for this production but are strongly encouraged. The audition will be held April 6, 10:00 am at Oklahoma Children's Theatre main building. Actors will need to prepare a 1-2 minute long memorized monologue.
Sign Up Information Enrollment opens Feb 15th. Visit www.summercamps.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org to sign up, or call (405) 606-7003

Beauty and the Beast

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This production is part of our 2019 'Epic Adventures' Summer Camps. It is also part of our regular public season and features an extended run. It has been broken down into two separate streams:

3 Week Primary Cast
All primary roles will be cast from this class. With an intensive rehearsal period, this show is better suited to more experiences and serious young actors.

2 Week Ensemble Class
Great for younger actors, those that have never been in a musical before, or older students that can't make the three-week commitment, this class will fill the many ensemble roles present within this show.

Rehearsals 3 Week Primary Cast
July 8th - 26th

2 Week Ensemble Cast
July 15th - 26th

Both camps run Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Performance Dates July 24th: 7pm
July 25th & 26th: 10am & 12pm
July 27th & 28th: 2pm
Cast Size 16 - 25 actors
Show Type Musical
Suitable for Ages 3 Week Primary Cast
Ages 10 – 16. Limited options for younger cast members and will require director approval. Principal roles may be played by adult actors.

2 Week Ensemble Cast
Ages 7 – 16.

Audition Information 3 Week Primary Cast
Auditions are required for this production.

2 Week Ensemble Cast
Auditions are not required for this production but are strongly encouraged. 

 The audition will be held April 6, 10:00 am at Oklahoma Children's Theatre main building. Actors will need to prepare a 1-2 minute long memorized monologue and a 1-2 minute long song that demonstrates vocal range (acapella only, no backing music). 

Sign Up Information Enrollment opens Feb 15th. Visit www.summercamps.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org to sign up, or call (405) 606-7003

The School Play. A farce.

It’s the opening night of Elm St. Middle School’s first school play and it’s already off to a bad start. Everything that could go wrong is going wrong. Can the cast of the show make it through their opening night performance before the directors have a complete breakdown?

This 2-Week production camp is part of our 2019 Summer Camps. It's a great option for young and older actors and for those that can't make the commitment to the 4-week show.

Rehearsals Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 4:00pm
July 29th - August 2nd
2 week camp. Part of our 2019 Summer Camps.
Performance Dates August 9th & 10th: 7pm
Cast Size 13 - 16 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 7 – 16.
Audition Information Auditions are not required for this production but are strongly encouraged. The audition will be held April 6, 10:00 am at Oklahoma Children's Theatre main building. Actors will need to prepare a 1-2 minute long memorized monologue.
Sign Up Information Enrollment opens Feb 15th. Visit www.summercamps.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org to sign up, or call (405) 606-7003

More Information

Tuition/Production Fees and Registration Fee

Tuition and production fees are listed in the production information and must be paid in full before we can secure your child's place in the production.

 

Auditions

Audition requirements vary depending on the requirements of the show. These can be found by reading the descriptions above.

For shows that require an audition
Actors will need to attend in-person or may submit a video audition if they are unable to make the scheduled audition. Actors must prepare a memorized 1-2 minute monologue. Auditions for our summer musical will also require a 1-minute acapella song.

For shows that have optional auditions
Actors have the option of attending an audition in-person, submitting a video audition, or not submitting an audition at all. We recommend attending the audition where possible as it allows our directors to see the actor's ability before rehearsals start. Generally speaking, primary roles are generally assigned to actors that have provided an audition, while those that haven't auditioned are considered for ensemble roles.

For shows that have no audition
Actors are free to sign up for shows that have no audition at any time. Actors will be asked to submit a video introduction prior to rehearsals, which will help our directors get to know their cast. Information about this will be provided in your Welcome Pack, which is posted out after enrollment.

Upcoming Audition Dates
Our next Audition Date will be held in March 2019, with the exact date release Jan 2019. Auditions will be held for our four summer shows, including 'Treasure Island', 'Peter Pan', 'Beauty and the Beast', and 'The Schol Play. A Farce.'
 

Other Questions?

Is my child right for this show? What part will they get? How many lines will they have? What will rehearsals be like?

Productions have a lot of questions and luckily we have a lot of answers. Most of these can be found in our

Production Welcome Pack

If you have other questions or concerns call our office or email Nathan@oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.

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